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Project by Paul posted 159 days ago 1178 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too fancy here. Recycled pseudo-mahogany plywood (luan) from a kitchen remodel dumpster dive and new birch plywood boxes. Hung on the wall with cleats. Spent way too many hours fiddling with the arrangement and fabricating the tool holders. Now, almost everything pictured needs to be cleaned and/or sharpened and/or honed. This is about a quarter of my collection of planes, chisels, squares and more that I’ve accumulated from flea markets/auctions/garage sales/Christmas and/or inherited over the past thirty-five years though. So, there’s plenty more hand tools to get into working shape after I work through these (that were in decent working shape before being put in storage in October of 2010).

-- Paul, Texas





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BusterB

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#1 posted 159 days ago

Nice set-up Paul….really nice way to organize, store and display your tools. Well done sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 159 days ago

Very nicely done—I’m sure you’ll enjoy this cabinet.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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dpow

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#3 posted 159 days ago

Nice home for a handsome collection of hand tools. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Robsshop

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#4 posted 159 days ago

Very nice looking collection Paul and Your cabinet is a fitting home . Very clean looking arrangement !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Tim

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#5 posted 158 days ago

Nice cabinets and tool collection. From the first picture I wondered if that was really that many block planes on the top, and then I saw that it was. That will be a great way to get at your tools, and I’m sure all the time spent laying out the holders will be worth it. I especially like the holder for your router plane.

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mafe

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#6 posted 158 days ago

Looks nice from here.
And a fine set of tools.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Rick

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#7 posted 158 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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